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Popular Entry Door Styles

The front door plays a big role in your home’s curb appeal. After all, it is the first thing guests will see when they visit your home. If your front door is starting to look a bit worn, it might be time for a door replacement. 

To help you narrow down your choices, Gresham Roofing and Construction, your local exterior and roofing contractor, lists some of the most popular entry door styles in this guide. 

Traditional Doors

Instead of glass designs, traditional front doors favor raised panels and patterns. However, if you want to add a glass element to your new front door, there’s always the option of installing sidelights, narrow windows that flank both sides of the front door. 

Traditional doors are usually made from wood, metal or fiberglass. Each has its own pros and cons. Wooden doors, for instance, are known for their classic aesthetic appeal that can complement traditional architectural styles, steel for its exceptional durability and fiberglass for its resistance against abrupt temperature changes. Keep in mind that the climate can affect your front door’s lifespan. That’s why it’s best to consult an exterior contractor or a roofer before choosing a door replacement. 

Craftsmen Doors 

Craftsmen doors, as the name suggests, are commonly found in Craftsman homes, which emphasize simplicity. However, Craftsmen doors are also quite versatile, complementing a wide range of architectural styles. 


Modern doors are an alternative for those who prefer simple designs. These doors feature one large panel of glass or a few small panels in the center of the frame. 

Narrowing Down Your Choices 

Choosing an entry door style is mostly a matter of preference. However, you can further narrow down your choices by taking note of the door styles that have been traditionally paired with your home’s architectural style. To learn more about your options, consult a local exterior contractor. 

Gresham Roofing and Construction has been providing professional exterior services to local residents since 1968. To get a free roof estimate, call us at (503) 205-9477 or fill out this form. Talk to us today!

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